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Djokovic Eases into Third Round of Monte Carlo

(April 15, 2015)Defending Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Champion Novak Djokovic needed only 45 minutes to dismiss Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 in the second round on Tuesday. “For the first match on clay, it was great,” said Djokovic to press. “I lost only one game, so there were not too many flaws in my game that I could recall. On the other side, I’ve had an opponent who is a specialist...
Via Tennis Panorama
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Djokovic eases into 3rd round of Monte Carlo

MONACO (AP) Novak Djokovic began his Monte Carlo Masters title defense with a quick 6-1, 6-0 win against Albert Montanes in the second round on Tuesday, maintaining his perfect record against the Spaniard.
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Benoit Paire makes winning return from injury at Hassan II

Third-seeded Benoit Paire of France made a winning return from injury as he beat Albert Montanes to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II.
Via FOXSports.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal makes concessions to back trouble, still wins at Rio

Rafael Nadal showed no problem with his tender back in his second match since returning from the injury, defeating fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Rio Open on Thursday. The No. 1-ranked Nadal tweaked his back warming up for the Australian Open final, which he lost almost four weeks ago in a major upset against Stanislas Wawrinka. His first...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bautista Agut upsets No. 8 Anderson

Spanish qualifier Roberto Bautista Agut upset eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the Valencia Open. Anderson finished with 15 aces but was broken twice in the final set as Bautista Agut wrapped up the win in 2 hours, 26 minutes. Seventh-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy avoided an upset by beating Martin Klizan of Slovenia...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bautista Agut beats Anderson in Valencia Open

Spanish qualifier Roberto Bautista Agut upset eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the Valencia Open. Anderson finished with 15 aces but was broken twice in the final set as Bautista Agut wrapped up the win in 2 hours, 26 minutes. Seventh-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy avoided an upset by beating Martin Klizan of Slovenia...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Spain's Montanes, Granollers advance in Kitzbuehel

Albert Montanes and Marcel Granollers had straight-set wins to reach the second round of the bet-at-home Cup on Monday. The only seeded players in action on the opening day, No. 7 Montanes served eight aces in defeating Adrian Ungur 6-4, 6-2, and No. 8 Granollers beat Mate Pavic 7-6 (2), 6-2. Granollers, who saved all six break points against his serve, will next play Horacio Zeballos...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Montanes, Granollers win in Austria

Albert Montanes and Marcel Granollers had straight-set wins to reach the second round of the bet-at-home Cup on Monday. The only seeded players in action on the opening day, No. 7 Montanes served eight aces in defeating Adrian Ungur 6-4, 6-2, and No. 8 Granollers beat Mate Pavic 7-6 (2), 6-2. Granollers, who saved all six break points against his serve, will next play Horacio Zeballos...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

From Continent to Continent: ATP Washington and Kitzbuhel Previews

Juan Martin Del Potro looks to recapture his brilliant Wimbledon form. While the WTA divides its action between two coasts this week, the ATP spans the Atlantic Ocean with events on two different continents and surfaces.  The 500 tournament in Washington, part of the US Open Series, takes center stage. Washington: Top half:  A champion in Washington four years ago, Juan Martin...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Robredo, Montanes, Klizan advance at Croatia Open

Fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo from Spain cruised into the second round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday, beating Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2. Robredo mostly kept to the baseline and needed only 71 minutes to outplay Hajek. The Czech, ranked 133, was nowhere close to the level he showed last week in Hamburg, where he lost to Roger Federer in the third round. Robredo first...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Robredo, Montanes advance in Croatia

Fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo cruised into the second round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday, beating Jan Hajek 6-3, 6-2. Robredo mostly kept to the baseline and needed only 71 minutes to outplay Hajek. The Czech, ranked 133, was nowhere close to the level he showed last week in Hamburg, where he lost to Roger Federer in the third round. Robredo first broke for a 4-2 lead, but then...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Paire beats Montanes in to reach 3rd round

Ninth-seeded Benoit Paire of France advanced to the third round of the German Tennis Championships on Tuesday by beating Albert Montanes of Spain 6-1, 6-4. Gael Monfils beat 2010 Hamburg champion Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-3 to make the second round of the clay-court tournament. Golubev had to qualify for this year's event. Among other first-round winners were Federico...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Paire advances in Hamburg

Ninth-seeded Benoit Paire of France advanced to the third round of the German Tennis Championships on Tuesday by beating Albert Montanes of Spain 6-1, 6-4. Gael Monfils beat 2010 Hamburg champion Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-3 to make the second round of the clay-court tournament. Golubev had to qualify for this year's event. Among other first-round winners were Federico...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Slovakia's Klizan wins in Stuttgart

Eighth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia beat Albert Montanes of Spain 6-2, 6-3 on Monday to reach the second round of the Mercedes Cup. Klizan didn't drop serve to win in 76 minutes and set up a meeting with another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (4). Michael Berrer, a 153rd-ranked German who received a wild card into the tournament...
Via AP on Fox
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Slovakia's Klizan advances to Stuttgart 2nd round

Eighth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia beat Albert Montanes of Spain 6-2, 6-3 on Monday to reach the second round of the Mercedes Cup. Klizan didn't drop serve to win in 76 minutes and set up a meeting with another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (4). Michael Berrer, a 153rd-ranked German who received a wild card into the tournament...
Via AP on Fox
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Slovakia's Klizan eases into Stuttgart 2nd round

Eighth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia swept past Albert Montanes of Spain 6-2, 6-3 on Monday to progress to the second round of the Mercedes Cup. Klizan didn't drop serve to win in 76 minutes and set up a meeting with another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Tobias Kamke of Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Michael Berrer, the 153rd-ranked German who received a wild card...
Via AP on Fox
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Montanes Wins Nice Open

  (May 25, 2013) Albert Montanes of Spain won his sixth ATP Tour title by defeating French wild-card Gael Monfils 6-0, 7-6 (3) for the Nice Open. “I was not supposed to play here in the first place,” Montanes said. “I was in my home town, 200km from Barcelona, with friends when I found out [...]
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Montanes wins Open de Nice title

Albert Montanes of Spain clinched his sixth title by defeating French wild-card entry Gael Monfils 6-0, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Nice Open on Saturday. The match was interrupted by rain at 4-0 in the first set, but that didn't seem to bother Montanes, who broke for a 3-1 lead in the second and looked set to cruise to victory. But Monfils, a former top-10 player whose 2012...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Three US men qualify for French Open

Three U.S. men have qualified for the French Open for the first time in more than 30 years. Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., Denis Kudla of Arlington, Va., and Steve Johnson of Orange, Calif., all won their qualifying matches Friday to earn berths in the main draw at Roland Garros. A trio of American men hadn't done that together in Paris since 1982, when Charles Strode, Craig Wittus...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

For 1st time since '82, 3 US men qualify in Paris

Three U.S. men have qualified for the French Open for the first time in more than 30 years. Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., Denis Kudla of Arlington, Va., and Steve Johnson of Orange, Calif., all won their qualifying matches Friday to earn berths in the main draw at Roland Garros. A trio of American men hadn't done that together in Paris since 1982, when Charles Strode, Craig Wittus...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Monfils reaches Open de Nice final

France's Gael Monfils beat Pablo Andujar 7-5, 6-4 at the Open de Nice on Friday to line up a final against Albert Montanes of Spain. Montanes defeated French wild-card entry Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 in the earlier semifinal. Montanes hit 11 aces and clinched victory with a backhand return winner. A former top 10 player, Monfils was hampered last year by a right...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

French Open Seeds Fared

Sunday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Men First Round Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5), France, def. Andrey Kuznetsov, Russia, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Juan Martin del Potro (9), Argentina, def. Albert Montanes, Spain, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-1. Fernando Verdasco (14), Spain, def. Steve Darcis, Belgium, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Stanislas Wawrinka (18), Switzerland, def. Flavio Cipolla, Italy, 6-3, 6-3...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Del Potro reaches 2nd round at French Open

Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the second round of the French Open despite discomfort in his left knee, beating Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-1 Sunday. The 2009 U.S. Open champion played with tape on his knee early in the match. The ninth-seeded Del Potro then added wrapping after a massage from a trainer following the second set. Del Potro reached the semifinals at Roland...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Day One French Open Order of Play

Roland Garros 2012 Schedule for Day 1: Sunday, 27 May 2012   Court Philippe Chatrier 11:00 AM Start Time 1. Women’s Singles – 1st Round Elena Baltacha (GBR) v. Samantha Stosur (AUS)[6] 2. Men’s Singles – 1st Round Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[9] v. Albert Montanes (ESP) 3. Men’s Singles – 1st Round Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) v. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)[5] 4. Women’s Singles...
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May 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Del Potro reaches Estoril Open quarters

Former U.S. Open champion Juan del Potro cruised into the quarterfinals of the Estoril Open with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Rui Machado of Portugal on Thursday. The top-seeded Argentine, who won at Flushing Meadow in 2009, looked to be only troubled in the third game of the first set when he saved two break points. Del Potro will meet 2009 and 2010 champion Albert Montanes of Spain, who...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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